Murang’a prayer rally for DP Ruto called off over divisions
An inter-denominational prayer rally had been scheduled for Saturday 27th in Murang’a county for the Deputy President William Ruto has been called off and now set for May 11th.
It is said that sharp differences have emerged among the bishops who were planning the rally.
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The reason given for post ponding the rally is because the chief guest, DP William Ruto, will be attending the burial of Jonathan Moi.
The Catholic bishop told the Nation newspaper that he knew of the planning and everything but he was not part of it, neither was he going to the rally.
Ruto’s home visit
It is said that last year the clergymen met DP William Ruto at his Karen home where DP Ruto promised to visit them and start a sacco for them.
‘Cleansing the money’
There is an ongoing debate on allowing politicians to offer what has been termed as ‘dirty (corruptly acquired) money’ to the church. This comes after a section of some politicians have been attending church harambee and dishing out millions of shillings.
ACK and Catholic churches leaders have called on their churches to be cautious of accepting the ‘dirty money’ and also allowing politicians to the pulpit to insult each other.
Three ACK bishops have disengaged themselves from this prayer rally and say they don’t want to get in the political fights going on. The three are: Dr Julius Wanyoike of Thika Diocese, Julius Karanu of Mt Kenya South and Mt Kenya Central’s Timothy Gichere.